As a researcher in MDRC’s Center for Criminal Justice Research, Anderson leads evaluations of criminal justice practices, reforms, and systems. Anderson has expertise in project direction and management, data management, quantitative and qualitative methods and design, statistical programming and impact analysis, and dissemination of findings. She also has experience conducting research on population health and healthcare, employment and training programs, and youth development programs. She holds an MSW with a concentration in policy practice and research from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in sociology and philosophy from New York University.
Community Justice and Public SafetyNew Jersey Criminal Justice Reform Advancing Racial Equity (NJ CARE) Study
The research team will work with individuals with lived experience in the justice system to contribute to a participatory action research-informed approach, with the goal of understanding how the impacts and policy changes uncovered translate into the human experience—including implications for well-being, health, and mental health.